Anglican Church gets a beating from Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu isn’t pleased about the Anglican Church’s stance on homosexuality and has given theTutu1_3
church, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, a tongue-lashing.

Archbishop Tutu referred to the debate about whether
Gene Robinson, who is openly gay, could serve as the bishop of New
Hampshire.

He said the Anglican Church had seemed "extraordinarily
homophobic" in its handling of the issue, and that he had felt
"saddened" and "ashamed" of his church at the time.

Asked if he still felt ashamed, he said: "If we are going to not welcome or invite people because of sexual orientation, yes.

"If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn’t worship that God." [Link]

St. Peter: "Archbishop Williams is on the phone, God. He wants to know if you love homosexuals."

God: "Tell him not to worry. I love him very much."

St. Peter: "God says he loves you very much, Archbishop Williams."

Archbishop: "Ah, just as I thought. He loves me, not them."

In the interview, Archbishop Tutu also rebuked religious conservatives who said homosexuality was a choice.

"It is a perversion if you say to me that a person chooses to be homosexual.

"You must be crazy to choose a way of life that exposes you to a kind of hatred.

"It’s like saying you choose to be black in a race-infected society." [Link]

St. Peter: "Archbishop Williams is on the phone again, God. He wants to know if homosexuality is a choice."

God: "Tell him it would be crazy to choose a way of life that exposes you to hatred."

St. Peter: "God says it would be crazy to choose homosexuality, Archbishop Williams."

Archbishop: "Ah, just as I thought. Homosexuals are crazy."

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